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Overarching ambition: Two houses, Oropesa, Spain by Paredes Pedrosa ArquitectosSubscription

By Andrew Ayers

Women in Architecture Architect of the Year 2018 shortlist: Paredes Pedrosa have transformed ancient dilapidated houses in Oropesa into two elegant family homes by the introduction of clarity, luminosity and repose

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Into the woods: Cowan Court, University of Cambridge, UK by 6a ArchitectsSubscription

By Eleanor Beaumont

Women in Architecture Architect of the Year 2018 shortlist: Returning to the medieval monastic garden, nature permeates 6a Architects’ addition to Churchill College in Cambridge

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Holy orders: Garden Museum extension, London, UK by Dow Jones ArchitectsSubscription

By Rob Bevan

Women in Architecture Architect of the Year 2018 shortlist: the discovery of 30 coffins beneath St Mary’s Lambeth added a layer of complexity to Dow Jones Architects’ museum expansion

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Heat and dust: Paracas Museum, Peru by Barclay & CrousseSubscription

By Cristina Dreifuss

Women in Architecture Architect of the Year 2018 shortlist: Peru’s Museo de Sitio de Paracas, by Barclay & Crousse, is designed to blend into its harsh desert surroundings as well as withstand them

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Only resist: a feminist approach to critical spatial practiceSubscription

By Jane Rendell

Since the 1990s, a radical and interdisciplinary approach to spatial practice offers a rich and productive seam for feminism and architecture

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The serveSubscription

By Rosa Johan Uddoh

The Williams sisters’ feminist space of possibility 23m by 8m long


Editorial: Awards for women architects will eventually become an anachronismSubscription


While it is still the case that women have yet to achieve equality in the architectural world, the Women in Architecture awards applaud first architectural quality, and then the architect – who happens to be a woman

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The Women in Architecture issue is hereSubscription

Wolff Architects | WISE Architecture | MAIO | Gabinete de Arquitectura | Dow Jones | Paredes Pedrosa | 6a Architects | Barclay & Crousse | Amanda Levete | Madelon Vriesendorp | Zaha Hadid

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Well read: Hyundai Card Cooking Library, 2017, and Design Library, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea by One O One ArchitectsSubscription

By Eleanor Beaumont

Like the royal libraries of the Joseon dynasty, Hyundai Card’s library series are impressive and valuable repositories of knowledge, but reserved for the use of the privileged, credit card-wielding few


Typology: BathhouseSubscription


Since time immemorial, and from continent to continent, saunas or bathhouses have played a community role, stripping their users of social distinctions and affording a rich seam for architects

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STPMJ: ‘In Korea, architecture was not seen as a profession that synthesises cultural, social and environmental aspects’Subscription

By Catherine Slessor

With one foot in South Korea and the other in New York, the work of Seung Teak Lee and Mi Jung Lim is a hybridisation of East and West

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Two for the road: Daejeon University residential colleges by Mass Studies and IrojeSubscription

By John Hong

Rather than vying for prominence, two buildings for a residential college at Daejeon University in central South Korea by Iroje architects and Mass Studies manage to deftly complement each other

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The serveSubscription

The Williams sisters’ feminist space of possibility 23m by 8m long

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Military front: Peace and Culture Bunker, Seoul, by CoRe ArchitectsSubscription

By Eleanor Beaumont

The threat of imminent attack haunts CoRe Architects’ conversion of a military bunker into an arts and cultural centre


Castaway: Hansen Memorial Museum in Yeosu, South Korea, by Jong Kyu Kim + MARU NetworkSubscription

By Choi Won-joon

The memory of Aeyangwon’s leper refuge lives on in Jong Kyu Kim’s Hansen Memorial Museum

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Brought to book: the Paju Book City storySubscription

By Dirk Somers

The reality of Paju Book City today is far from the architectural utopia promised by ARU’s Youlhwadang Book Hall nearly a decade ago

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Britain in Seoul: The path to Korean modernitySubscription

By Alfred Hwangbo

Creating surreal pockets of Victorian Britain in the megalopolis of Seoul, the UK played a significant role in the formative years of Korea’s modernisation

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Corporate responsibility: Amorepacific headquarters, Seoul, by David Chipperfield ArchitectsSubscription

By Colin Marshall

Amorepacific’s headquarters by David Chipperfield Architects contrasts with the customary closed-off, bland and hierarchical office buildings in Seoul

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Mak and bium: imperfection and emptiness in Korean aetheticsSubscription

By Byoungsoo Cho

The informal spontaneity of mak and poignant vacancy of bium permeate both aesthetics and way of life in Korea

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The Architectural Review is seeking the world’s most exciting dwellings

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City within the city: Sewoon Sangga renovation in Seoul, South KoreaSubscription


Despite falling into a state of disrepair and disrepute, Sewoon Sangga remains a vibrant hub of human industry and leisure

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Kim Swoo Geun (1931-1986)Subscription

By Melany Sun-Min Park

Behind the enigma of the father of Korean architecture was an edifice of a modern architect who practised what he preached

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Architecture as perpetual crisis: the constantly evolving architecture of South KoreaSubscription

By Hyungmin Pai

South Korean architecture reflects the social, economic and political struggles that the country has faced

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Editorial: Architecture can flourish in the most difficult circumstancesSubscription


The transformation of the Yongsan US Garrison into a parkland proves that architecture can overcome a history of occupation, war and an uneasy truce

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Latest: AR February 2018 on KoreaSubscription

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Kim Swoo Geun | David Chipperfield Architects | CoRe Architects | STPMJ | Kim Jong Kyu | Mass Studies | Iroje | Byoungsoo Cho | Sewoon Sangga | Paju Book City | Typology: Bathhouse

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